According to Wikipedia; A role-playing game (RPG and sometimes role-playing game) is a game in which players assume the roles of characters in a fictional setting. Players take responsibility for acting out these roles within a narrative, either through literal acting or through a process of structured decision-making or character development. Actions taken within many games succeed or fail according to a formal system and guidelines.
Youth nowadays are hook playing online RPG games because it becomes their stress reliever and they love to be in the fantasy world.
What we're really talking about is pretending. Make believe, ""Role-playing"" may bless the activity with a marginally more acceptable moniker, but when we play RPGs we summon our most primitive urges - the ones we've had since we were children - and we tap into something about the human psyche that inclines toward empathy. We love pretending because we possess an innate desire to understand (to know and to feel) what it would be like to be *this* man or *that* woman, to mold a character through our own choices and to walk in his shoes, with as many in-world consequences and as few real-world consequences as possible, 'tis a consummation devoutly to be wished. We know all this, and we've known it for a long time...but sometimes it pays to stop and take another look. Sometimes we're jolted into knowing something in a better way than we knew it before. ? Unknown
Because of our modernization things that seemed impossible before are now possible. Playing online RPG games are somehow give us pass time, and the good thing about this is that you have the power to control your character. Another thing is that you are in the fantasy world, a fictional world where your enemies are aliens or monsters that will never happen in reality. That is why I think many youth not just only youth are now hook about the said games.